2. The most common frequency
adverbs in English are:
Always about 100% of the time
3. The adverbs of frequency answer the
typical question starting with “How
often” “How frequently”.
1) How often do you brush your teeth?
I always brush my teeth
2) How often does your mother cook?
She rarely cooks.
3) How often is Claudio late for class.
He is never late for class
4. The position of these adverbs is:
Note 1: Adverbs of frequency go before all
verbs or the main verb and after a form of
the verb to be (am-is-are). (Antes del
verbo principal o después del verbo to
She is often late for class.
They are always late for class.
She usually cooks.
They usually cook.
5. Note 2:
With don’t and doesn’t we use the adverb
of frequency after these and before the
- We don’t usually travel.
- She doesn’t usually travel.
6. Note 3: The adverb of frequency
sometimes, often, usually can go at the
beginning of sentences or sometimes they
are put at the end, not before main verbs
Sometimes we study English.
We study English usually.
I always go to school by bus.
Siempre voy a la escuela en autobús.
I don’t usually get up at 7.
Usualmente no me despierto a las 7.
I sometimes have lunch in a
A veces almuerzo en un restaurant.
I seldom have breakfast.
Rara vez tomo el desayuno.
8. Everyday Monday to Sunday
every + day every Thursday
on + day + "s“ on Thursdays
once a month one time in a month
twice a month two times in a month
three times a month three times in a month
once a week
twice a week
three times a week
9. Rewrite each sentence with the adverb of frequency in
the parenthesis in its correct position.
Example: I play tennis on Sundays. (often).
Answer: I often play tennis on Sundays.
1) We are in contact with my sister. (often)
2) Peter doesn't get up before seven. (usually)
3) Our friends must write tests. (often)
4) They go swimming in the lake. (sometimes)
5) The weather is bad in November. (always)
6) Peggy and Frank are late. (usually)
7) I have met him before. (never)
8) John watches TV. (seldom)
10. PRACTICE 2:
Rewrite the complete sentence using the adverb in
brackets in its correct position.
1) He listens to the radio. (often)
2) They read a book. (sometimes)
3) Pete gets angry. (never)
4) Tom is very friendly. (usually)
5) I take sugar in my coffee. (sometimes)
6) Ramon and Frank are hungry. (often)
7) My grandmother goes for a walk in the evening.
8) Walter helps his father in the kitchen. (usually)
9) They don’t watch TV in the afternoon. (never)
10) Christine smokes. (never)